Top Moon would look quite well treated here off a mark of 126 for Joseph O’ Brien, who won the race last year.
He’s only had four runs to date, and was particularly eye-catching in a good novice hurdle run at Punchestown last year on his second start, where he shaped encouragingly behind Sinoria, despite being badly hampered by a faller.
He returned from a break in August at Kilbeggan, winning a weak race very easily, which should put him spot on for today. The in-form Darragh O’ Keeffe takes the ride claiming 3lbs, which only enhances the selection’s chances.
Breath Of Air has been shaping quite well in better races than this of late, and looks capable of winning off his current mark.
He’s not always straightforward though he he ran a very good race at Goodwood two starts ago behind the very useful Land Of Legends, making up plenty of ground in the straight despite being hampered.
He again ran well last time at Ffos Las, in a race that has worked out very well, over an inadequate 6f. This step back up in trip to 7f can finally see him fulfil some the potential, he showed earlier in his career.
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